Assistant Restaurant and Bar Manager

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Salary Overview
Basic Salary £27,500 + OTE £4k.
Salary Negotiable
Expiry Date


As the Assistant Restaurant and Bar Manager, you'll have responsibility for the business performance, quality standards, health and safety, as well as staff and customer satisfaction. You will ensure that the hospitality department operates efficiently and profitably while maintaining an excellent reputation.

In Harvey Nichols we are firm believers in career paths, development within the Leeds Resturant is amongst our priorities, this alongside a generous basic pay and incentives, recognition schemes a great work/life balance, as well as a world of amazing benefits, make our people join and stay!

We are proud to say that one of our objectives is to offer you with the best possible work/life balance that works around your needs, you will be required to work 40 hours per week on a fully flexible approach and our aim is to stand by this promise.

All your hard work, rewarded...

  • Discounted city centre parking
  • 31 days annual leave including Bank Holidays3 extra days holidays on completion of 5 years service
  • 40% off food in our restaurants for you and your loved ones
  • 40 % on all Own bought Harvey Nichols fashion and 30% on sunglasses, beauty and wineshop
  • Generous Clothing allowance
  • Enhanced paid maternity and paternity leave to help you care for new additions to your family after qualifying period
  • Season ticket/bike loan on completion of your probation period
  • Fabulous learning and development opportunities with qualifications
  • Possibility to grow within the Company in other sites
  • Access to counselling with retail trust, legal advice and more

We strive to be a company that is inclusive in terms of age, gender, identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be happy at work.

What you will be doing:,

To support the Resturant Manager in managing the Front of House team, and to oversee the operation in the absence of the Manager in our Resturant.

  • To maintain standards of service throughout the Brasserie as laid down by the Manager;
  • To ensure productivity levels and sales are optimised;
  • To interview staff and make selection decisions;
  • To identify training requirements, and to organise and follow through on ‘on-job’ training;
  • To ensure all equipment is properly maintained to required levels;
  • To handle customer queries and complaints. 

A bit about you:

  • you will have a keen interest in the industry
  • excellent interpersonal skills for diplomatically handling staff and customers
  • the ability to cope under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • good business awareness for achieving successful performance
  • a strong awareness of hygiene, and health and safety regulations
  • strong planning and organisational skills
  • the ability to work independently and make decisions confidently
  • problem-solving ability, to resolve issues as they arise
  • a flexible and hands-on approach to work.

About your experience:

  • Previous and proven experience at a management level within the hospitality industry
  • Previous experience within high end dining and the drinks industry
  • Good knowledge of the city especially within the industry
  • Strong leadership within the restaurant industry

Where do I sign?

The process from here is simple;

Your application will be reviewed by a specialist recruiter in our HR Team
If suitable you will be called and asked a few simple questions and if expectations match we will invite you for a paid trial
You will be in contact at all times with the recruiter so you can ask as many questions as you like

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